Solar Developers Ask For Stay on Anti-Dumping Probe, Court Gives Time for Feedback

Solar Developers Ask for Stay on Anti-Dumping Probe, Court Gives Time for Feedback

The Delhi High Court has directed the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) to extend the deadline for providing feedback for the anti-dumping investigation on imported solar cells and modules ...
Bidders Go to Court Over Lack of Transparency in EESL’s Solar Pumps Auction

Bidders Go to Court Over Lack of Transparency in EESL’s Solar Pumps Auction

Last week, the Delhi High Court directed the Government of India to respond to a petition filed by domestic solar manufacturers, who have requested the termination of the Pradhan Mantri ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up Tata Power Solar to Build a 210 MW Solar Project for NTPC

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Power Solar to Build a 210 MW Solar Project for NTPC

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Tata Power Solar has received a Letter of Award from NTPC to build a 210 MW solar ...
MNRE CPSU

MNRE Increases Time Allowed for Commissioning CPSU Solar Projects to 30 Months

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the commissioning for solar projects under Tranche-III of the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) program Phase-II to 30 months from ...
IREDA Posts a Record 61% YoY Growth in After-Tax Profits in FY 2020-21

IREDA Posts a Record 61% YoY Growth in After-Tax Profits in FY 2020-21

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) posted a profit after tax of ₹3.46 billion (~$47.75 million) as against ₹2.1 billion (~$29.67 million) in the last financial year (FY), registering ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Ministry of Power to Set Up National Mission on Biomass Use in Coal-Fired Thermal Plants

Ministry of Power to Set Up National Mission on Biomass Use in Coal-Fired Thermal Plants

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has decided to set up a national mission on the use of biomass in coal-powered thermal power plants. The main purpose of the mission is to ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Agency Floats Tender for Solar Modules

Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Agency Floats Tender for Solar Modules

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has invited bids to standardize the rates for the supply of solar modules of different capacities (75 W- 315 W) for solar ...
Haryana Issues Guidelines for Solar Parks by Private Developers

Haryana Issues Guidelines for Solar Parks by Private Developers

The New and Renewable Energy Department, Haryana, has issued guidelines for developing solar parks in the state by private entrepreneurs without central financial assistance. The solar park developers are required ...
SECI Pays ₹4.33 Billion to Solar, Wind Generators in March for Power Purchase

SECI Pays ₹4.33 Billion to Solar, Wind Generators in March for Power Purchase

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid nearly ₹4.33 billion (~$58.99 million) to solar and wind developers for the power it purchased in March 2021, as per the data ...
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IREDA Amends 5 GW CPSU Solar Tender, Raises Tariff Cap to ₹2.45/kWh

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has extended the deadline for the 5 GW grid-connected solar projects (Tranche-III) under the central public sector undertaking (CPSU) program (Phase-II). The implementing ...
Stable, Conducive Policies and Low-Cost Finance Critical to Scale Rooftop Solar

Stable, Conducive Policies and Low-Cost Finance Critical to Scale Rooftop Solar

Mercom recently held a virtual panel discussion on 'C&I Rooftop Solar – Best Shot at Reducing Operating Expenses' to understand how affordable and accessible rooftop solar is despite the visible ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Production-Linked Incentive Program for Battery Storage Gets Cabinet Approval

Production-Linked Incentive Program for Battery Storage Gets Cabinet Approval

The Union Cabinet has approved the 'National Program on Advanced Chemistry Cell Battery Storage' under the production-linked incentive (PLI) initiative. According to the Cabinet's notification, the program aims to achieve ...
Month in a Minute Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in April 2021

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in April 2021

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from April 2021: Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹123.45 billion (~$1.68 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
MNRE Allows Digital Invoices for Renewable Generators Amid Covid-19 Resurgence

MNRE Allows Digital Invoices for Renewable Generators Amid Covid-19 Resurgence

In the wake of the disruptive second wave of the Covid-19 across the country, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that for renewable energy projects that ...
MNRE Declares Commissioning Date Extension for Renewable Projects, Conditions Apply

MNRE Declares Commissioning Date Extension for Renewable Projects, Conditions Apply

Giving relief to solar developers amid the Covid-19 crisis, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in its latest notification, has stated that the renewable energy projects having their ...
Tender Floated for 500 MW Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program in Odisha

Tender Floated for 500 MW Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program in Odisha

The Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has invited bids to select solar power generators to set up 500 MW of solar projects under Component A of the Pradhan Mantri ...
Tender Announced for Solar Street Lighting Systems in Himachal Pradesh

Tender Announced for Solar Street Lighting Systems in Himachal Pradesh

The Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (Himurja) has invited bids for the supply and installation of 20,000 solar street lighting systems in various villages, gram panchayats, and other agencies in ...
CPSU Program for 12 GW of Solar Amended, VGF Capped at ₹5.5 Million

CPSU Program for 12 GW of Solar Amended, VGF Capped at ₹5.5 Million

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments for setting up 12 GW of solar projects with viability gap funding (VGF) by central public sector undertakings (CPSUs) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MSEDCL tender

MSEDCL Issues Tender to Procure Power from 500 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) had invited bids to procure power from 500 MW of interstate or intrastate grid-connected solar projects on a long-term basis. The last ...
Covid-19 How the Solar Industry is Handling the Second Wave

Covid-19: How the Solar Industry is Handling the Second Wave

The second Covid-19 surge is wreaking havoc in India, with cases surpassing six figures daily. Although India has not declared a nationwide lockdown, several states where the cases have peaked ...
Guidelines for Solar PLI Program 4 GW Manufacturing Capacity Gets Priority Allocation

Guidelines for Solar PLI Program: 4 GW Manufacturing Capacity Gets Priority Allocation

In early April, the Union Cabinet had approved the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) proposal for the implementation of the production-linked incentive (PLI) program for the ‘National Program ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Ministry of Power Calls for Suggestions to Frame the National Electricity Policy 2021

Ministry of Power Calls for Suggestions to Frame the National Electricity Policy 2021

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has released the draft National Electricity Policy (NEP) 2021 and invited suggestions from all stakeholders. The MoP has created an expert committee that includes members ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar ALMM Enlistment to Take Longer Than Expected

Solar ALMM Enlistment to Take Longer Than Expected

In its initial steps towards reducing India's dependence on solar imports and self-reliance, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), as early as 2018, announced compulsory registration of solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Overhead Powerlines Directed to be Taken Underground to Save the Great Indian Bustard

Overhead Powerlines Directed to be Taken Underground to Save the Great Indian Bustard

In an important development, the Supreme Court of India has directed the appropriate authorities to install diverters in the habitats of the Great Indian Bustard and convert the overhead cables ...
/ / Grid, T&D
SECI Invites Bids for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Wind Hybrid Projects

SECI Invites Bids for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Wind Hybrid Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for setting up 1,200 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects (Tranche-IV) on a build, own, operate basis ...